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Board rescinds work reduction mandate


BACKUS - Cass County Board voted Tuesday to rescind for 2011 the mandate set in 2010 to require county employees to reduce their work hours by 64 during the year.

The mandate was equivalent to cutting annual pay by 3 percent from union contracts which otherwise would have given a 3 percent raise in 2010. The effect was to keep annual wages paid at 2009 levels in 2010.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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